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International Conference On Microfinance – Jan 27 to 29, 2011 – Pondicherry, India

The Department of Commerce, School of Management of Pondicherry University has so far organized three International Conferences on Micro Finance during January 2008, January 2009 and January 2010 with a different focus.These conferences were organised with the support of NABARD, IFMR, SIDBI, Indian Overseas Bank and other Micro Finance Institutions.

Dr. K. G. Karmakar (MD- NABARD), Shri. S. A. Bhat (CMD-IOB), Shri.Soundarajan (CMD-IB) Mr. Malcolm Harper, Mr. Aloysius Fernandez (ED- MYRADA), Mrs. Vijayalakshmidas (CEO -FWWB), Dr. Gouri Shankar (Director – Standard Chartered Bank), and Mr. Baskaran (CEO- IIBF) were the notable experts who attended these conferences.Pondicherry Microfinance University

4th International Conference on Microfinance – Pondichery

The Fourth International conference on Micro Finance will be held for three days at Pondicherry University during 27-29 January 2011 as a step towards making Pondicherry University a World Forum for Micro Finance.

The focus or theme of this conference is Financial Literacy and Financial Inclusion to highlight the fact that, financial literacy program is necessitated to for efficient financial inclusion for inclusive growth; not only the micro credit as it was stressed so long.

The conference organizers will also be conducting a Special Training Program for MFI’s and NGO’s – Click here

International Conference on Microfinance Aims

  • To provide a forum of economists and socialists to address the issues relating to micro finance and financial inclusion.
  • To evolve strategies to eradicate poverty through micro finance, financial Inclusion in India and at Globe
  • To collaborate with National and International Research centers on Micro Finance.
  • To take education to the field and to promote people’s participation in eradicating the poverty through micro finance.
  • To involve the administrators, policy makers, NGO’s and the public concerned in the adoption of sound policies, this would create economically stable and financially healthy India.
  • To make Pondicherry University as a centre of World Forum for Micro Finance.

Organized by

Department of Commerce
School of Management
Pondicherry university
Pondicherry – 605 014
India

Dates – January 27, 28 & 29, 2011

Conference Website – http://www.pondiuni.edu.in/events/icomfi2011/

Abhay N

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Abhay is the founder and managing editor of India Microfinance. He is passionate about microfinance, financial inclusion and social entrepreneurship in India.

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  1. Prof Chowdari Prasad

    January 15, 2011 at 12:33 am

    History of Rural Banking and Credit in India can be searched but how and when Micro Finance started in our country is not definitely traceable. Several Finance & Non-Finance Companies and Banks were coexisting and there is no surprise if we speak of Financial Inclusion, Intensive Agricultural banking/lending/financial services, etc., being government’s obligation for every citizens choice. Priority Sector lending is still on. Let us see what ramification would there be?

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